The Creative Industries in Providence County, RI. (Americans for the Arts, 2012)
Ready to Innovate: Are educators and executives aligned on the creative readiness of the U.S. workforce? (The Conference Board, 2008)
Rocco Landesman, “Postcard from Rhode Island” (ArtWorks: The official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts, February 16, 2011)
Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa, Creative Placemaking (Markusen Economic Research Services and Metris Arts Consulting, 2010)
Americans for the Arts, “Civic Engagement Spotlight,”(Monograph, December 2010)
Victoria Hutter, “Young at Art: Using the arts to build bridges between youth and their communities.” (NEA Arts Magazine, 2010 Number 4)
Online Research Tools
Americans for the Arts: National Arts Index
The 2012 National Arts Index delivers a 2010 score of the health and vitality of the arts nationwide. This year’s report bears witness to how the arts sector fared during the Great Recession.
Americans for the Arts: Local Arts Index
The Local Arts Index was launched in 2012 as a tool to better understand the characteristics of the cultural life of individual communities as measured at the county level.
New England Foundation for the Arts: CreativeGround
CreativeGround spotlights the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states. This online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits, creative businesses and artists of all disciplines.